Can you interview so well you get upleveled?
We all know downleveling can happen. But is it possible for the opposite to happen? Can you perform so well in an interview that you're offered a level higher than your YOE would normally dictate?
At lots of companies different levels have slightly different interview formats (e.g. greater emphasis on system design versus coding). Is it possible for a recruiter to enter someone into interviews for a level they wouldn't ordinarily be considered for judging by their YOE?
As a hypothetical illustrating this - what would happen if a recruiter at Facebook accidentally slotted someone with 2 YOE for interviews at the E6 level and they absolutely crushed them? If Facebook didn't offer the person the role, is that an indictment of the interviewing criteria not meaningfully correlating to YOE in either direction?
EDIT: Note I'm specifically talking about cases where you perform disproportionately well relative to the interviewers' expectations - not cases where you get upleveled due to the mismatch of titles/levels between companies.